Ahsoka characters explained: Who's who in the new Star Wars series?

Ahsoka is set to be another great Star Wars series but just who are the characters featured in it?
Ahsoka image courtesy of Starwars.com
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Ahsoka is ready to hit Disney+, allowing fans to once more experience the adventures of former Jedi Ahsoka Tano. However, some newcomers might be a bit confused as to the main players in this saga. So, in preparation for the show, here's a rundown of who's who in Ahsoka and why this new series is the most anticipated live-action Star Wars show yet. 

Ahsoka is set in the same time period as The Mandalorian, which is roughly six years after Return of the Jedi. The New Republic is maintaining the galaxy but still issues handling the end of the Empire and the various Imperial remnants about. 

What the New Republic doesn't realize is that rather than being scattered, these Imperials are working together in secret to rebuild themselves and pave the way for what will become the First Order. Thus, this series may add more to this unique time period in Star Wars lore. 

Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson)

Rosario Dawson is Ahsoka Tano in Lucasfilm's AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. /

Introduced in 2008's animated The Clone Wars movie, Ahsoka Tano is a Togruta Jedi who became the padawan for Anakin Skywalker. At first, fans disliked the character, but she slowly won them over as Ahsoka fought in the Clone Wars to gain the respect of the Jedi. 

In the Season 5 finale of The Clone Wars series, Ahsoka was framed for a bombing at the Jedi Temple. While she was proven innocent, her faith in the Jedi was broken, and she left the Order. As the series was canceled after that, her fate was unresolved. 

The animated Rebels series set a decade before the original trilogy, had the team of Rebels working for an agent named Fulcrum. She was finally revealed as the grown Ahsoka. The revived Clone Wars series showed how Ahsoka had fought in the Battle of Mandalore and barely survived Order 66 wiping out the Jedi. 

Rebels had Ahsoka working with the team, clashing with Darth Vader, and ending with her embracing being a Jedi again. The character jumped to live action in Season 2 of The Mandalorian and in The Book of Boba Fett.

The new series has Ahsoka taking on a new dark threat that may spell doom for the New Republic and tie into a dark evil. Thankfully, she's got some old friends to help her out.